5 Yank Magazines 1945 Jan 26-Feb 23 Pinups Photos
This lot contains five (5) Yank Magazines from 1945. Dates are Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb. 9, Feb 16, and Feb 23. They are all in Good+ condition with wear on edges and pages lightly browned with age.
Like the GI army that spawned it, Yank magazine was temporary -- for the duration of the war. Most of WWII's servicemen were civilians at heart, serving in uniform only to win the war. YANK was conceived as the voice of those millions of citizen soldiers. Distributed around the world, YANK served the army until the war's end and then ceased to operate after its GI readers went home. To the end, YANK lived up to its motto, "Written by the men, for the men in the service."
Offensive racial cartoons, pinups young soldiers sent in of their wives and girlfriends, "news from home" covering every state in the union, and photos of old tanks and planes..... this publication has it all!
Yank was a weekly magazine published by the United States military during World War II. Founded and edited by Major Hartzell Spence (1908-2001), the magazine was written by enlisted rank soldiers only and was made available to the soldiers, sailors and airmen serving overseas. It was published at facilities around the world -- British, Mediterranean, Continental, Western Pacific -- for a total of 21 editions in 17 countries. Yank was... read more